Junior Associate - Public Procurement

Junior Associate - Public Procurement
Region: Brussels
Required experience: None
Environment: Law Firm
Ref: LexGO10/10
Contract: Full-time

Company description

CMS is an international law firm with more than 90 lawyers based in Brussels and Antwerp, providing clients with a full range of legal and tax solutions. 

With more than 5,000 lawyers worldwide, we are present in 43 countries and 78 offices located throughout Europe, Middle East, South America, Africa and China. 

CMS’s public procurement practice is one of the leading practices in Belgium and Europe. 

With over 100 public procurement specialists in 36 cities worldwide, CMS has an outstanding reach and capacity for public procurement and public contracts. Our specialists have longstanding sector-expertise across core industries including infrastructure, lifesciences/healthcare, transport and TMC. The Belgian team is concerned in some of the most challenging cases of high public interest. 

The team works on complex public tender issues, including formation and building of bidding consortia, protection of confidential information, anti-trust matters, evaluations, specific rules around framework agreements, concession contracts and complex PPP projects. The team also provides support before tribunals and courts across Europe or in front of the European Commission. 

We are looking for a (junior) associate (0-5 years) to strengthen our Belgian public procurement team. 

Profile : 

  • You have an excellent command of Dutch and English (French is a plus, but not a must); 
  • You obtained a Master in law with excellent academic results; 
  • Relevant experience (preferably as part of an international environment) in handling public procurement, real estate and/or urban planning matters is a plus; 
  • You are an ambitious lawyer with a strong passion for public law; 
  • You are a team player with outstanding legal capabilities, entrepreneurial spirit and good communication skills; 
  • You are imaginative and business-savvy. 


If you wish to apply for this position, please send your CV with a cover letter to Camille Vanhelleputte by email via the apply button. 

CMS is a founding member of the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (https://legaldiversityalliance.be/). Selection for recruitment is irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. 

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